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Five new Born Pretty “pretties” to share!

Born Pretty StoreThe other day I received some more pretties from Born Pretty Store. They always have such cool stuff and always something new. If you’re willing to wait a few weeks for your order, it’s always worth it. Let’s see what they sent!

What a fun batch of goodies sent to me by the folks at Born Pretty! Link is body of post…Center then clockwise from top left: Black Chrome, BP stamping plate BP-X51, BP Cat Eye gel polish #02, BP stamping polish in gold, and BP double-sided jelly stamper with swipe card.

Remember, listed below after the images are links to each item. Let’s start with the gorgeous gold stamping polish by Born Pretty and sidenote: I wish I had a bigger bottle of this because it’s that good!

BP gold stamping polish is aaammmaaazzzing! Super easy to stamp and here it is stamped over black.

This cool new double-sided jelly stamper is perfect having a small end 2.3 cm, for small or pinky nails and the other end is medium 2.8 cm

A great little double-sided jelly stamper, easy to see through to place your stamp exactly where you need it, small side is great for small nails and especially your pinky! Other side is medium.

I love this little Kitty stamping plate, because you know, I’m all about cats!

BP-X51 square stamping plate is chock full of kitty cats. I stamped BP black and white stamping polish over pink.

An all new type of chrome pigment powder in black! Now I think mine didn’t quite come out as I expected. The powder is super fine, and I think it may have been that I overcured my no wipe top coat, because I tested it on a plastic swatch nail and it was like a blacked mirror. So my fault, but it’s still pretty here, I will try again!

Born Pretty Black Chrome is a black pigment with a slight metallic look in the jar. Buffed on black polish gives a shiny gunmetal appearance. Very trendy right now!

And finally, a cat eye gel polish in #02 used with a magnet is one of my top fave gel looks. This one when magnetized shifts purple to teal with a duochrome effect. Not as strong as the #01 I tried last time, but still gorgeous. Again, I think next time I will paint it exclusively without black underneath.

Born Pretty Magnetic Cat Eye gel in #02, pretty but not as effective over black as the first one I tried. Next time I will paint on, cure then paint on again, apply magnet and cure. I think the effect will be stronger with the shift from purple to teal.

Here are the items’ links in the Born Pretty Store!

Stamper/Scraper

Kitty Stamping Plate

Gold Stamping Polish

Magnetic Cat Eye Gel polish in #02

Black Chrome pigment powder

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

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*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Born Pretty Store swatches to share!

I have received a few items from the Born Pretty Store, and since they were arriving separately in my mailbox, I wanted to wait until they all arrived and post them all together. So I have quite a selection of items for nail art so grab a coffee and have a seat. Here we go!

I’ll start with the best…and work down 😉 Yeah, some were what I call “close” but no cigar. At least not for me. I think my favorite item from this menagerie was the Cat Eye Gel polish. It came with a special magnet that you hold over the polish before its cured, creating a mesmerizing cat eye effect. Now I want it in every color! I give this one 5 stars because the magnet was easy to use, the gel had a good strong amount of magnetics to create a stunning look. Color is BP-08 Jade Cat Eye.

Here is Born Pretty Professional UV & LED Soak Off Color Coat gel polish, Cat Eye in the color Jade. 2 coats.

And to follow-up, here is the same Cat Eye Gel BP-08 Jade with a BP gel holo flakes top coat #03 on top! Love this!

BP gel topper 03 over Jade cat eye gel, BP-08.

You know I absolutely love flakies and powder pigments. They are so transforming and really perk up a mani. First, here some holo flakies in BP 39677, a silver holo.

BP 39677 holo flakies are easy to work with. Can be used over regular polish, mixed into a sheer color, topped with water base top coat or used with gel polish.

And a great silver flakies powder, not to be confused with the super fine metallic chrome pigments, but a bit chunkier. These can be used loose, or burnished in (rubbed into a waterbase top coat or gel no wipe top coat) You’re only limited by your imagination. Go chunky and sparse or rub in a lot! BP silver flakies powder BP 39745.

Her is another pretty gel top coat with holo flakies in color #BP 01 over a rusty red!

This one gets an A for what it could have been. The gradient from red to purple/pink is gorgeous! Nail Foil papers are not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, and I have to admit I’ve worked with better. This one gave me a run for my money and would NOT rub in smoothly, but rather created more of a burnished metallic look. Still pretty, but I have hope for a more fluid look. BP nail foil redpink 38895.

BP nail foil redpink 38895 over a burgundy nail polish.

I had such high hopes for this nail art stamping plate. (BP stamping plate L015) You know of love cats, and this one definitely needs more practice, or maybe the etched images are not etched deep enough. I tried several different polishes that I KNOW have worked great in the past with other plates. Nope, none of them worked right and only gave me partial stamped images. I think this is one of those plates that really does need stamping polish to perform. And those cats are so dang cute! I seriously wanted to sling this plate across the room! LOL But I mushed on. Finally I decided to try a black gel polish and that worked but looked somewhat blurry. But hey. I’m not here to sing the praises of every product I test. This one, cute but I’d give it’s performance 2 stars out of 5. That makes me sad. I’m not finished with it yet. I’ll keep trying because hey, it’s full of cats! LOL

BP stamping plate L015.

BP Kitty stamping plate L015

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

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Born Pretty Store 10% Off!

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Born Pretty Store silver shell studs

These are sure to be a hit for all you nautical/beach loving nailistas! The Mini Hollow-out Shell Nail Studs Charming 3D Nail Art Decoration Super easy to apply, just dab one in a tiny bit of clear nail polish and apply to nail. Add a clear topcoat to protect the gem.

I am loving these delicate silver shell nail gems from the Born Pretty Store. It's perfect that they have a gentle curve on the underside that allows then to sit flatter on the nail.
I am loving these delicate silver shell nail gems from the Born Pretty Store. It’s perfect that they have a gentle curve on the underside that allows then to sit flatter on the nail.

Born Pretty 3D nail charms silver shells, come in 10 piece packs. I lucked out and received 12!  Item number 17228_2
Born Pretty 3D nail charms silver shells, come in 10 piece packs. I lucked out and received 12! Item number 17228_2

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

Born Pretty Store 10% Off!
Born Pretty Store 10% Off!

*Item was sent to me for my honest review.